Government makes £10m available to community projects for green initiatives

first_img“It will take all corners of the country and sections of society to help us to tackle climate change on our path to becoming a net zero emissions economy and communities are at the heart of our mission for a greener planet.“This £10 million fund can help sports clubs, churches and schools not only save money and reduce emissions by creating their own clean energy but also make money by selling it back to the grid.”  372 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Government makes £10m available to community projects for green initiatives Tagged with: environment Funding New community projects across England can now apply for feasibility grants of up to £40,000 for green initiatives, including solar battery storage, wind, hydro and geothermal heat projects.Viable proposals will also be considered for further grants of up to £100,000 for business development and planning applications.£10 million is available in total, from the Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF), which is jointly funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Through it, the government hopes to increase energy self-sufficiency in rural communities and boost jobs in green technology.The RCEF has already supported 152 community renewable energy projects in rural areas helping generate around 105,000 kW of electricity as well as thousands of pounds for communities through to selling electricity back to the grid.In Wiltshire, RCEF funding has helped not-for profit Salisbury Community Energy develop renewable energy projects at 8 sites across the city, including: exploring the possibility of installing solar panels on the roof of the cloisters of Salisbury cathedral (pictured) and a feasibility study into a hydro project at the Mill in the Maltings.Alison Craig, Development Manager at Salisbury Community Energy, said:“Climate change is going to hit us all hard. The flood risk to Salisbury has, according to the most recent Environment Agency data, risen significantly. This makes the move towards making Salisbury zero carbon all the more important. These grants have enabled us to take the crucial first steps in creating green community assets for our historic city.”The RCEF funding will be managed by five Local Energy Hubs around England, is designed to catapult rural areas into the ‘clean growth’ revolution, helping people living outside urban areas benefit from the income-generating potential of renewable energy.Energy and Clean Growth Minister Chris Skidmore, said: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12  371 total views,  2 views today Melanie May | 19 June 2019 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

Call for release of two TV journalists held in Hebron

first_img RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes Receive email alerts News Follow the news on Palestine November 22, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for release of two TV journalists held in Hebron News PalestineMiddle East – North Africa to go further News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Reporters Without Borders called today for the release of Al-Aqsa TV reporter Alaa Al-Titi and cameraman Ossayd Amarneh, held on unknown charges since 5 November in the West Bank city of Hebron (30 km south of Jerusalem). The organisation is also concerned about death threats received in Gaza by Imad Eid, the head of the Ma’an news agency.“The situation of journalists continues to worsen in the Palestinian Territories,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Both Hamas and Fatah ride roughshod over press freedom and arrest journalists without any justification. How can they work safely in these conditions? We appeal to Mahmoud Abbas and Ismael Haniyeh to act wisely and to call the different Palestinian security services to order.”No charges were presented against Titi and Amarneh when they appeared before a judge in Hebron (Al-Khalil in Arabic) on 20 November. Their families refused to pay the requested bail of 12,000 shekels (2,000 euros), accusing the authorities of “extortion.” The two journalists, whose station is affiliated to the Islamist party Hamas, were arrested on 5 November after interviewing the relatives of a Hamas parliamentarian held by the Israeli army.Mou’taz Al-Kurdi, the head of the TV station Al-Amal, was meanwhile released on 10 November, the day after his arrest in Hebron by security forces controlled by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.The death threats against Eid, who is the Gaza Strip correspondent of the Lebanese TV station Al-Manar as well as head of the Ma’an news agency, were made by an unidentified person who called his mobile phone on 15 November and referred to the fact that he was a journalist. Eid told Reporters Without Borders he reported the threat to the police. “I told them I am in fear of life, especially in view of the recent abuses against many of my fellow journalists in the Gaza Strip,” he said.On the same subject:28.12.2006 – Palestinian journalists caught in the Gaza crossfire27.07.2007 – Media diversity in danger in Gaza Strip and West Bank9.11.2007 – A third pro-Hamas journalist arrested in the West Bankcenter_img RSF_en Help by sharing this information Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists News June 3, 2021 Find out more May 28, 2021 Find out more PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Organisation May 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Second yellow status wind warning issued for Donegal

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A second status yellow wind warning has been issued.Strong gusts will begin to affect Donegal, Galway and Mayo from 1 o’clock tomorrow morning, and last until 8 o’clock in the night.Meanwhile, a yellow wind alert for the rest of Connacht, most of Leinster and Cavan and Monaghan will become valid from 6am.It will also last until 8 o’clock tomorrow night. Facebook Homepage BannerNews Facebookcenter_img Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Second yellow status wind warning issued for Donegal Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Previous articleVisiting restrictions remain in place at LUH as 23 people admitted with fluNext articleDrumbeigh – Inver Road Scheme progressing News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – January 6, 2020 Google+last_img read more

New York-bound Hawaiian Airlines flight makes emergency landing in San Francisco after longtime flight attendant dies

first_imgiStock/Bogdan Khmelnytskyi(NEW YORK) — A Hawaiian Airlines plane from Honolulu to New York was diverted to San Francisco after a flight attendant died on board, the airline announced on Friday.Emile Griffith, who was “a member of our flight attendant ‘ohana’ [family] for over 31 years,” passed away “while working on our flight between Honolulu and New York last night,” the airline’s senior vice president of corporate communications, Ann Botticelli, wrote in a statement.“We are forever grateful for Emile’s colleagues and good samaritans on board who stayed by his side and provided extensive medical help. Emile both loved and treasured his job at Hawaiian and always shared that with our guests. Our hearts are with Emile’s family, friends and all those fortunate to have known him,” Botticelli wrote. The New York-bound flight, which had 253 passengers and 12 crewmembers, departed Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on Thursday afternoon. It was headed to John F. Kennedy International Airport.“The flight diverted to San Francisco International Airport (SFO), where it landed shortly after 11 p.m. local time. We sincerely appreciate our guests’ patience and understanding while our agents and crew worked with medical personnel upon arrival at SFO,” Botticelli added.Hawaiian said all guests were rebooked and will be compensated. The airline also said counseling was available to its employees.Passenger Andrea Bartz, a thriller writer who was traveling to New York, tweeted about the incident.“It’s been a long time since they asked for doctors to come to first class so I hope they’re okay. First time I’ve ever had a flight diverted, somehow. Waiting for medics to board now,” she wrote. “Btw if you’re ever going to have a medical emergency in the air, this is the flight to do it on. So many doctors came forward they had to make a second announcement like “never mind, all set!!” she continued. It seems as though fliers were left somewhat in the dark as the crew attended to Griffith.“There are cops, too, and no one’s moving with any urgency and they just had an elderly man with a yarmulke come up to the front. Did someone die?” Bartz wrote. The San Francisco Medical Examiner’s office was not immediately available to provide a cause of death. Representatives for SFO referred ABC News to Hawaiian. The flight attendants’ union, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, declined to comment on the frequency of inflight deaths.“We’re incredibly saddened by the loss of our dear flying partner,” the union wrote in an emailed statement to ABC News. “We offer our love and support to the Flight Attendant’s family and crew. We will do everything we can to support them in this challenging time.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Tenant bargaining power grows

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Tenant bargaining power grows previous nextAgencies & PeopleTenant bargaining power growsOnly 76% of landlords achieve their asking rent, according to the National Landlords Association.PROPERTYdrum10th March 20150603 Views New figures from the National Landlords Association (NLA) show that tenants are securing a larger proportion of private rented homes in the UK at below, rather than above, advertised rents.The data shows that 16 per cent of private rented homes are let to tenants at below advertised rents, with eight per cent of homes being let to tenants at above the asking price. Three quarters (76 per cent) of private rented homes are let to tenants at the advertised rent.The difference means that tenants in the UK are benefitting from a net proportion of 8 per cent – or an estimated 320,000 – homes let at below advertised rents.The NLA’s analysis found that more than a quarter of new tenancies in central London (27 per cent) are agreed at lower than advertised rents, with the North East and outer London close behind (both 22 per cent).However, just nine per cent of properties in the East Midlands are let to tenants below the asking price. Yorkshire and the Humber and the South West are close behind on 11 per cent.At the other end of the scale, more tenancies in outer London are agreed above the advertised rent (12 per cent) than in any other part of the UK. In contrast, just four per cent of properties in the East of England are let to tenants above asking price.Carolyn Uphill (left), Chairman at the NLA, said, “It’s not always easy when looking for a home and renters can feel pressured or panicked into making an offer on a new rented property.“But what these figures show is that the market determines the appropriate price, and that savvy tenants can be rewarded with lower rents if they are confident enough ask the question.“Landlords don’t just hike up rents for no reason and while the majority achieves the rent they initially ask for, a large proportion will accept a reduction in order to find the right tenant.“And this isn’t just the case in areas of low demand; good landlords will always opt for the right tenant even if it means taking a lower rent, as it’s more likely to result in a sustainable longer-term tenancy which is beneficial for everyone.”Meanwhile in Mayfair…Just slightly larger than a bathroom or walk-in cupboard, a 301 sqft one bedroom flat (pictured) on Pollen Street in London’s Mayfair let within just 40 minutes of going on the market, in a lightening-fast deal that has set a new speed record in the London rental market.Placed on the market first thing in the morning, the flat was available to let through Mayfair agent E J Harris for £1,560 per month. The tenant, who needed a home close to work, paid over £10,000 up front to secure the property, a cost that covered the deposit, a six month tenure and lettings fees, moving in that same afternoon.Best described as “compact and bijou”, the apartment went onto the E J Harris lettings website with details also e-mailed out to the firm’s applicant database. Within just 15 minutes of this the firm had over 200 email and telephone enquiries about the property, and within 30 minutes five serious offers. In just under 40 minutes the flat was let – with the winning tenant, an executive working in the hospitality industry in the West End handing over the deposit and six months rent upfront in order to close the deal.Elizabeth Harris, Managing Director of E J Harris said, “The speed of this deal and the battle to secure the tenancy is the clearest indicator yet to me how buoyant and hot London’s letting market is at present. The tenant has a highly successful career working in the hospitality industry in the West End and needed a home nearby, she was very firm about wanting to rent not buy. If it was a swanky flat in Mayfair’s posh Western district I would expect it to fly out of the door, but this is an “ordinary Londoner” apartment on the eastern Soho border by Regent Street. Its the ordinary nature of this that makes it so extraordinary.”Elizabeth continues: “I think the reason that standard lets are flying out the door at present is because a “perfect storm” of factors has come together to create a super-hot rentals market at present. Firstly the rapid recovery and strength of the London economy has helped to fuel the capital’s lettings market. Alongside this, the rise in Stamp Duty and uncertainty over an additional Mansion Tax in the lead up to the election, has generated a 30% increase in vendors looking to let rather than sell, and an additional wave of households choosing to let rather than purchase. This is what is causing a lettings frenzy in the Capital at the moment.”landlords private rented homes tenants bargaining power March 10, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles 40% of tenants planning a move now that Covid has eased says Nationwide3rd May 2021 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicensed rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021last_img read more

S. Korean, Ukrainian Warships Hold First Joint Anti-Piracy Exercise

first_img SOUTH KOREAN AND UKRAINIAN WARSHIPS IN THE GULF OF ADENThe South Korean Navy destroyer ROKS Choi Young has finished a joint exercise with the Ukrainian Navy frigate Hetman Sahaydachnyi in the Gulf of Aden. [mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 4, 2014; Image: Ukrainian Navy SPECIFICATIONS View post tag: piracy S. Korean, Ukrainian Warships Hold First Joint Anti-Piracy Exercise Status In active service Status In active service View post tag: News by topic ROKS CHOI YOUNG HETMAN SAHAYDACHNYI This was the first time in the history of the Ukrainian Navy to conduct an exercise with the South Korean Navy. The primary goal of the exercise was to ensure naval security and protection of civil navigation as well as building up defence cooperation between Ukraine and South Korea.The Korean Naval ship ROKS Choi Young met at sea over the past weekend with NATO’s counter-piracy task force (CTF-508) and flagship of the group, ESPS Alvaro De Bazan. The staffs of the ships exchanged information on counter-piracy operations in the region.SOUTH KOREAN AND UKRAINIAN WARSHIPS IN THE GULF OF ADENThe Korean naval ship joined the Combined Task Force 151 (CTF 151) in October last year to disrupt piracy and armed robbery at sea.CTF-151 is a multinational naval task force, which was established on January 12, 2009 with a goal to respond to piracy attacks in the Gulf of Aden and coast of Somalia.Hetman Sahaydachni has recently completed the second patrolling through the Gulf of Aden within European Union Naval Force Operation Atalanta. She is currently located at the Salalah port, Oman for logistic support, replenishment and maintenance. Complement 200 men Complement 180 men Length 150 mLength 123 m Displacement 4,400 t (4,300 long tons) standard 5,520 t (5,430 long tons) full load Displacement 3,100 long tons (3,150 t) standard 3,510 long tons (3,566 t) full load View post tag: first Share this article Range 10.200km (5.500 nmi) Range 3,500 nmi (6,500 km; 4,000 mi) at 14 kn (26 km/h; 16 mph)900 nmi (1,700 km; 1,000 mi) at 30 kn (56 km/h; 35 mph) Beam17.4 mBeam14.2 m View post tag: Ukrainian View post tag: Navy View post tag: Korean Draft 9.5 mDraft 4.7 m View post tag: Exercise Training & Education View post tag: Warships Back to overview,Home naval-today S. Korean, Ukrainian Warships Hold First Joint Anti-Piracy Exercise February 4, 2014 View post tag: Joint View post tag: Defence Speed 30 knots (56 km/h; 35mph) Speed 32 knots (59 km/h; 37 mph) View post tag: S View post tag: Anti View post tag: hold View post tag: Defense View post tag: Navallast_img read more

News story: Testing new medical technologies in the NHS: apply for funding

first_imgProjects should address NHS prioritiesProjects should show how they are working with appropriate organisations such as the NHS and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. They should aim to have a significant impact and address NHS priorities including: Find out more about this competition and apply. Innovate UK and the Office for Life Sciences are working in partnership to invest up to £1.5 million in business projects that support the development of new medical devices, diagnostics and regulated digital technology.The life sciences sector is one of the most important for the UK economy. It has a £70 billion turnover and employs nearly 235,000.Most companies in the sector are small and often find it difficult to provide enough real-world evidence to support use of their innovations in the NHS. The funding will help businesses to collect that evidence.Funding will support either the development or design of plans for collection of data on clinical performance and cost effectiveness or studies that actually collect the data.It is aimed at small and medium-sized companies that have developed and manufactured innovative healthtech, have gained a CE marking for it and have marketed it in the UK for less than 5 years. reducing cancellations or unnecessary appointments reducing the burden on accident and emergency improving patient safety speeding up diagnosis enabling earlier diagnosis of cancer supporting management of long-term conditions such as diabetes, chronic pain management, cardiovascular disease, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Find out more about applying for Innovate UK support. Competition information the competition opens on 26 November 2018, and the deadline for applications is at midday on 30 January 2019 projects must be led by an SME working alone or with others. Only the lead SME can claim funding we expect planning and preparation projects to have costs of up to £50,000 and actual studies to have costs of up to £250,000 we expect projects to last between 3 and 12 months businesses could attract up to 50% of their project costslast_img read more

Think like an entrepreneur with Tarun Khanna

first_img Read Full Story On October 8th at 7:15 p.m., HarvardX for Allston presents a free, public event with Harvard Business School Professor Tarun Khanna.Using the lens of health to explore entrepreneurial opportunities, Khanna will lead a discussion based on his HarvardX course “Entrepreneurship and Healthcare in Emerging Economies.”Attendees will learn about prior attempts to address complex health problems, identify points of opportunity for smart entrepreneurial efforts, and propose their own solutions. Participants will see that both problems and solutions are multi-disciplinary in nature, and draw on a range of sectors and fields of study.Event Details “Think Like an Entrepreneur: Taking a Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Exploring Entrepreneurial Opportunities.”Wednesday, October 8 at 7:15 p.m.Harvard Allston Education Portal175 North Harvard St., Allstonlast_img read more

Supercharging AI and HPC Engines with Dell Technologies and NVIDIA

first_imgWe collaborated on the development of one of Canada’s most powerful academic supercomputers, the Super Cedar system at Simon Fraser University. This TOP500 system, launched in 2017, revs up scientific studies with the power of 584 NVIDIA GPUs. It is helping thousands of researchers from British Columbia and across Canada collect, analyze, share and store immense volumes of data. We worked in collaboration with the Research Computing Service at the University of Cambridge to develop the Wilkes2 supercomputer, which debuted in 2017 as a TOP500 system and the largest GPU-enabled supercomputer for academic research in the UK. This system is based on Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, each with four NVIDIA GPUs. It supports a wide-range of compute- and data-intensive research, from aeronautical turbulence and automotive combustion simulations to materials modeling and medical applications. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.center_img Dell Technologies and NVIDIA deliver unprecedented acceleration and flexibility for AI, data analytics and HPC to tackle some of the world’s toughest computing challenges.Dell Technologies has long been on the forefront of innovation when it comes to artificial intelligence and high performance computing, and in many cases NVIDIA has been right there with us.This close relationship of two global technology leaders got started well before 2013, when Dell and NVIDIA worked together to advance the concept of a dense GPU platform, which would emerge in the Dell EMC PowerEdge server family. This concept came to market in 2014, when Dell introduced the industry’s first dense 1U four-GPU platform — the Dell EMC PowerEdge C4130 server.This legacy of innovation continued in the days that followed, and in 2016 Dell Technologies became the first OEM to support NVIDIA SXM2 technology. This technology, which is used in the NVIDIA Tesla V100 SXM2 GPU, enables high-speed, direct GPU-to-GPU communication via the NVIDIA NVLink interconnect.The following year, in 2017, Dell Technologies became the first vendor to support the NVIDIA Volta V100 GPU in a unique, balanced CPU-to-GPU dense platform — the Dell EMC PowerEdge C4140 server. This accelerator-optimized, high-density server is built to meet the demands of cognitive computing workloads in a 1U server format that supports four GPUs.In the years since, we have built on our strategic partnership to bring new Dell EMC Ready Solutions for AI to market. These offerings include Deep Learning with NVIDIA, a Dell EMC Ready Solution that provides a GPU‑optimized solution stack that helps organizations shave valuable time from deep learning projects. The Deep Learning with NVIDIA solution is built around NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs.Success storiesOver the years, the team of Dell Technologies and NVIDIA has had great success with our common customer base. Here’s a small sample of our mutual successes:We worked closely on a major expansion of the HPC5 supercomputer at Eni, an Italy-based integrated energy company. This system is based on 1,820 Dell EMC PowerEdge C4140 servers, each with four NVIDIA V100 Tensor Core GPUs and two 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors. With the performance of the HPC5 supercomputer, Eni’s scientists and engineers can use extremely sophisticated in-house algorithms to process subsoil data. Market leadershipIn developing products and solutions with NVIDIA, Dell Technologies builds on a broad and deep product portfolio that spans from best-in-class servers with the latest processing architectures to leading-edge storage and networking systems, all backed by expert services.In a sign of this leadership, Dell Technologies took the top spot in both server revenue and shipments in 2019, with 20.5 percent market share and 16.3 percent market share, respectively, according to Gartner. Meanwhile, Dell Technologies  maintains “a commanding market share lead” in high-performance storage, according to a 2019 report from Intersect360 Research. The firm noted that Dell Technologies also has the No. 1 revenue share position for storage for HPC applications and  is the overall leader in total HPC solutions revenue. Looking aheadToday, we’re excited about our opportunities to support the new NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPU in systems, solutions and services that accelerate workloads, from edge to core to cloud, just as we support other NVIDIA GPU accelerators and technologies in a wide range of our offerings.This new GPU is designed to help users tackle some of the world’s toughest computing challenges. It delivers unprecedented acceleration at every scale for AI, data analytics and HPC. As the engine of the NVIDIA data center platform, A100 can efficiently scale up to thousands of GPUs, or it can be partitioned into isolated GPU instances to accelerate workloads of all sizes.NVIDIA reports that the A100 accelerates major deep learning frameworks and more than 700 HPC applications — and that’s one of the reasons why we at Dell Technologies are excited to incorporate this GPU in our portfolio for HPC, AI and data analytics.To learn moreFor a look at how the San Diego Supercomputer Center is capitalizing on NVIDIA GPUs in its new Expanse supercomputer from Dell Technologies, see the case study “Architecting for Mixed Workloads at Massive Scale.”last_img read more

As Coronavirus Spreads Fast, The US Leads The World’s Humanitarian and Health Assistance Response To The Pandemic

first_imgBy Marcos Ommati / Diálogo April 01, 2020 The U.S. government has mobilized unprecedented resources to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and is providing substantial foreign assistance. “Today, I am pleased to announce that the United States has made available nearly $274 million in emergency health and humanitarian funding. Along with the U.S. private sector, the American people continue to lead in responding to this pandemic,” said U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in a press statement released on March 26.Pompeo declared that the $274 million will provide resources to 64 of the world’s most at-risk countries to better combat the pandemic and enable the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees to assist some of the world’s most vulnerable populations.The new amount is in addition to funding the U.S. has already provided to international organizations such as the World Health Organization and UNICEF. U.S. government agencies are prioritizing foreign assistance based on the potential for impact, where the help will be used to scale up communication efforts, water and sanitation, prevent and control infections, manage COVID-19 cases, strengthen laboratories, and more.Below are examples of the specific assistance the United States is providing for Latin America and the Caribbean, which is the region where U.S. Southern Command operates:Haiti: $2.2 million. The United States has invested $1.8 billion in health in Haiti and nearly $6.7 billion in total assistance over the past 20 years.Jamaica: $700,000. This assistance builds upon U.S. investments of nearly $87 million in health and nearly $619 million total over the past 20 years for Jamaica.Paraguay: $1.3 million. United States investment in Paraguay is long-term and includes more than $42 million in health and more than $456 million total over the past 20 years.The Caribbean: $1.7 million for countries in the Eastern Caribbean, which builds upon decades of strategic U.S. investment in the region, including more than $236 million in health and more than $840 million total over the past 20 years.Humanitarian assistance is also being provided to Colombia ($8.5 million) and Venezuela ($9 million). In Colombia, the United States has invested approximately $32.5 million in health over the past 20 years, and nearly $12 billion in total assistance in that same time frame. In Venezuela, the U.S. has invested more than $1.3 million in direct health assistance and more than $278 million in total long-term assistance over the past 20 years.In addition to the March 26 investments announced by Pompeo, two weeks earlier, President Donald Trump signed the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, which includes $1.3 billion in additional U.S. foreign assistance to help countries around the world respond to the pandemic.Since 2009, American taxpayers have funded more than $100 billion in health assistance and nearly $70 billion in humanitarian assistance globally.last_img read more